Mara is a Writer, International Yoga Teacher, Yoga Life Coach, Wild Abundant Life Nutritionista and Founder of Yoga Renegade, a place where Yoga, Food, Travel and Lifestyle meet. She has been using her passion in health and well-being to fuel her work for over 15 years. She’s part nomad, part curious adventurer, always a student and Pure Renegade.
On a path of continuous discovery, Mara has worked, traveled and volunteered all over the world. From orphanages in Ukraine to building homes in Belize, she’s a firm practitioner of dropping out of what no longer serves you and dropping in to what you love.
Food and eating to fuel body, mind and spirit has always been a huge Love. Practicing and teaching Yoga has been an integral part of this journey, as Mara believes that fluidity in body can lead to an effortless and joyous life. For the past 10 years, Mara has been leading yoga classes for elite level hockey players in the on and off-season as an integral part of their peak performance plan. She encourages her athletes to access their ‘zone’ through an inter-play of sweaty vinyasa and conscious breath.
She graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, earning her designation as an R.H.N, Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant. However, she believes that experiential knowledge holds precedence over books. Her passion for whole, local and organic foods has lead to an extensive knowledge of raw foods, plant based diets, macrobiotics and the responsible consumption of animal products. A firm believer in that there’s no such thing as a generic diet, Mara works with each individual to form a nutrition and wellness plan to elevate their health.
Currently, she shares her time living and working in Japan and Canada. Mara teaches Yoga to The Tohoku Free Blades hockey team and work to educate the team on optimal nutrition for peak athletic performance. During the summer months, she teaches Yoga For Hockey Players to high level athletes in Nova Scotia, Canada. She continues to offer coaching to her clients via email and skype all over the globe. She offers international workshops, retreats and adventures as well as online courses.